DiMenna Center for Classical Music

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music is a new, state-of-the-art rehearsal and recording facility for musicians and ensembles centrally located in midtown Manhattan. The facility includes spaces capable of accommodating groups ranging in size from soloist to full orchestras and chorus. Akustiks provided the acoustical and audio video design including fully isolated rehearsal and practice rooms that are extensively interconnected with audio and video infrastructure.

Project Location: New York, NY

Client Name: Orchestra of Saint Luke’s

Project Name: The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Architect: H3

Theatre Consultant: Auerbach Pollock Friedlander

Project Year: 2011

Project Size: 20,000+ sq ft

Project Cost: US $37,000,000

“It’s beautiful, it’s new, it’s state-of-the-art, it’s a home away from home.”
– Renée Fleming

“In many ways, these rooms are an extension of musicians’ instruments.”
– H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture

“Many of these projects were commissioned in the midst of the greatest financial crisis in our lifetimes. These designers persevered and delivered.”
– Contract Magazine


  • Contract Magazine Design Awards, Adaptive Reuse Category
  • ENR / Best of 2011, National Culture/Worship Category
  • Interior Design Best of Year Awards, Institutional Category Finalist

For a full list of The DiMenna Center’s design and construction awards, visit The Dimmena Center.


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